Migration Museum, Adelaide

(4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Learn about European immigration and settlement of South Australia at Migration Museum, a social history museum located in what was once the city’s destitute asylum. Between 1850 and 1918 the building housed deserted and destitute men, women, and children, but today maintains both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Featuring nine modern galleries, the museum showcases the history and culture of native peoples before European colonization, as well as the impact immigration had on the country starting with the 19th century. The oldest museum of its kind in Australia, this site aims to promote multiculturalism and tolerance through the preservation and understanding of South Australia’s diverse cultures. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Adelaide holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Migration Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The migration musuem in Adelaide is situated in the city centre. I loved the museum's old buildings that used to be an asylum in days gone by. The museum gives a good overview on life in the early day...  more »
  • Had an amazing time here. I normally don't rate these but I was so moved. Got to have dreams. Definitely worth a visit and take some time to read through it all. 
  • I've been here a few times when I was younger and I didn't quite understand what was being displayed, but having since gone back in my late teens and early twenties, I found it a brilliant little hide...  more »
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  • We are so lucky these buildings exist. The exhibitions are well done and the staff are really helpful re info about early SA. well worth a look if you like local history.
  • Loved it and learnt alot
  • An interesting, yet overlooked, museum in the North Terrace district. Add this to your itinerary and you won't be disappointed.
  • Very interesting museum. Definitely visit.
  • Extremely interesting information and helpful staff. It's also free entry.